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Shirley Bethke
Mary Carpenter
Sandy McIntyre
Karen Swanson
Dee Hicks
, Editor
News Don't worry about avoiding temptation - as you grow older, it starts avoiding you.

Vol. XX, No. 40 King's Gate Club - a 55+ community, Nokomis, Florida October 11, 2008

OCTOBER MONTHLY CALENDAR can be picked up in the Clubhouse.   Starting November they will be delivered to your door.   Thank you, Jean Ickes - Chairperson

HEALTHLINE:
      Don Richmond, 70 King Arthur Dr., had triple heart by pass surgery last week.   Would you believe he had no symptoms, but Mary Lou had had some tests and encouraged him to get tested also.   He is home now, and doing well.   They ask No visitors.   Prayers and cards will be welcomed.
      Jim and Jeanne Steele, 302 Ave. of Dukes are not feeling well.   They would enjoy receiving cards.   Prayers are also welcome.
      Leo Caron, 119 Camelot, had his colon surgery on October 7, 2008.   Mary Lou reports he had a growth in his colon the size of a football removed.   He is doing fine.
      While traveling out west Martha (Jane) McLaughlin of 283 Ave. of Queens fell and broke her ankle in 3 places, they were about 1 hour from the Grand Canyon, he said it was quite an experience getting her home.   I am sure cards and prayers would be appreciated.   They will return after the 1st of the year, her northern address is in the phone book.
      Charles Rose, winter renter, had by pass surgery on October 1st, 2008, he is doing well, again no symptoms, had test and then joined the zipper club.   Many of you met them on a recent cruise with KGC and he and his wife are friends of Virginia Collins.   Cards and prayers would be appreciated: 155 Riverview Rd. Allston Ontario L9R1Y2.   They will return after the 1st of the year to KGC.   Our best to Brenda and Charles (Bud) Rose.

FLU SHOTS:   Sign up time for the flu shots will begin October 25th, at the Saturday meetings ONLY.   The flu shots will be given November 13th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Thank you for your cooperation.      ---Eleanor Gregory

WATER EXERCISE:   On Monday October 13th the water exercise group will change their start time for the winter months.   The new time will be 9:30 a.m.   All are invited to join the group.

ROUND TABLE NEWS:   Money Matters:   Angie Richards is handling the Round Table Funds during my absence.       ---Jessica Prentice

HALLOWEEN PARTY:   Mark your calendar and be thinking of a costume for Friday, October 31.   If you haven't attended a KGC Halloween Party, it's a fun event and many people come in costume.  Costumes are not required, but it adds to the fun and there will be prizes!   The musicians will be the Wan-Na-Bes, a married couple who play Oldies, Rock & Roll, and some Country at local clubs and events.   If you'd like to help with decorations or food, let us know.   Tickets will be on sale October 18th and 25th.      ---Sandy and Chuck McIntyre

VIDEO:   New DVD:   "Iron Man" with Robert Downey Jr. - Jeff Bridges - Gwyneth Paltrow       ---Jean Ickes

BINGO:   Bingo has begun for the season.   It will continue every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m.   Come and join us for the fun.      ---Helen Tebbets

BOWLING:   KGC League bowling starts Tuesday October 14th at Galaxy Lanes at 12:00 noon.   If you would like to join call Don Fisher at 485-0770 or Ben Quirion at 484-3134.

LADIES BIBLE STUDY "Experiencing God's Presence" will begin Friday October 17th at 9:30 a.m. in the Card Room.   This is a six week interdenominational study.   All are welcome!   For more info call Melanie at 484-8390 or Sandy at 480-9508.

THANK YOU:   I was delighted to receive mail from Louise Eichenlaub and the minute I saw it, I knew that it was a prayer shawl from the KGC knitters. Thank you so much, especially for your good wishes and prayers. You all got me through another crisis and it certainly proves the power of prayer. Thank you for caring.   God bless you all and thanks again but keep on praying to get us back to Florida soon.       Betty Agricola

THANK YOU to all my wonderful friends and family at King's Gate Club, the emails, cards, phone calls and most of all the prayers, we just can't thank you enough.   Don is doing very well, he has joined the "zipper club" along with many others from King's Gate.   He had a triple by pass on Friday the 3rd of October and was discharged on Monday evening the 6th of October.   He has been an excellent patient and following all instructions.   Today is his birthday and to have him back in good health what more could you want.   Thank you to everyone for all the prayers and good wishes.   We love you all.      Love, Don and Mary Lou Richmond

BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR 2008-2009:   The first Book Club meeting of the season will be on Monday, October 27, at 1:00 p.m. in the Book and Game Room.   The books that will be discussed each month are listed below.   For more information, contact Sandy McIntyre, 412-0107.
Oct. - Teacher Man: A Memoir by Frank McCourt (author of Angela's Ashes and 'Tis: A Memoir)
Nov. - Duma Key by Stephen King (Florida setting)
Dec. - Sweatheart Deal by Claire Matturro (mystery by former Sarasota attorney)
Jan. - The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew --Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby, Suzanne Oliver, Pricilla Warner
Feb. - We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese by Elizabeth Norman
Mar. - The Storyteller's Daughter by Saira Shah (female journalist's story in Afghanistan)

TRAVEL:
November 9, 2008  Best Little Whore House in Texas  .  $62.00 wait list, you can pay now and pick up your tickets.   Bus will leave about 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, we will have a delightful lunch, round trip transportation, bus driver tip, taxes and gratuity for lunch included.   PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN ADVANCE IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE SPECIAL YOU WANT TO SIT WITH OR IF YOU'RE CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY OR ANNIVERSARY.   We have 2 buses for this trip and a long wait list.
      November 27, 2008 Thanksgiving day...we will leave about 4:00 p.m. have a wonderful thanksgiving meal with all our friends; the play is Irving Berlin's White Christmas.   It's 1954 and two army buddies turned show biz partners follow a duo of singing sisters to Vermont where the girls are scheduled to perform over Christmas.   Enjoy the musical scores of Happy Holidays, Sisters, Blue Skies, and the title song, White Christmas.   $65.00   I have room for a few more guest...consider joining us.   2 buses.
      January 29 - February 8, 2009 Southern Caribbean Medley on the Emerald Princess.   Great way to unwind after the holidays.   Consider joining us for a great 10 days.  
      April 25 - May 2, 2009   7 nights aboard MSC Orchestra to Bermuda.   Something a little different and a new ship.   We can make room for you.   Call VIP World Travel and book your cabin 377-0017 or 1-800-323-7448.
      The casino bus went out on Tuesday with your hosts Sandy and John Eade, jokes from Blanche Madden, and help from the Purkey's and several others.   Thank you for taking over just shows anyone can be replaced.      Any travel questions call Mary Lou or Don your travel coordinators.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTE:   Emil DePasquale would like for everyone to know that Wren McMains has put the Entertainment Schedule on the KGC website for all our members to peruse at their leisure.   We do need the folks to come to the shows so we can show a profit for a change.   Thanks for your support.

LIBRARY NOTES:   Here are 2 blurbs of our new audio books, Tallgrass and Edith's Story.  
      Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas.  During WWll, 13 yr. old Rennie Stroud's family finds life turned upside down when the government opens a Japanese internment camp in their small Colorado town. After a young girl is murdered, the town becomes openly hostile to the strangers.   Part thriller, part historical novel, Tallgrass is a riveting exploration of the darkest and best parts of the human heart.
     Edith's Story by Edith Velmans.   An autobiography of Edith van Hessan, who was a 14 year old schoolgirl when the Germans occupied Holland in 1940. This is her story of how her family coped with the escalating war against the Jews in Holland
I hope that you will take a listen to our new additions.      Your Bookie, Barb Tompkins
PS:   Two of our CD's have been lost in someone's player.   Please check your CD and Cassette players for the missing discs.

FORMER RESIDENT NEWS:   Joyce Coulter says she is so thankful to receive all the prayers and cards from so many friends at King's Gate concerning her recent three visits to hospitals.   They resulted in a new valve for her aorta, a one-way by pass for her right coronary artery and a pace maker for her heart.   Everyone says she came through like a trooper.   I say I know she is getting better because she now drives her car, does the shopping and gets mad at me at times.   I am recovering from exhaustion as the care taker but so happy she is home and on the mend.   We both say God bless all of you.       Bill Coulter


FUN FACTS:
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago, you will have $49.00 today.
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in AIG one year ago, you will have $33.00 today.
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers one year ago, you will have $0.00 today.
But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the
aluminum cans for recycling refund, you will have received $214.00.
Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle..
It is called the 401-Keg.
A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year.
That means that, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon!
Makes you proud to be an American!


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